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theflcowboy
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Parts Outside Delta TechOps

Sun May 22, 2005 8:02 am

I was riding by TechOps Thursday night and saw something that interested me. As we were taxiing by, TechOps was on the right side of the plane. At the last hangar, there were many, many stacks of L-shaped metal parts that looked very much like main landing gear doors. What are these parts? If it is landing gear doors, why are there so many of them sitting here?

Sorry I dont have a pic.
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RE: Parts Outside Delta TechOps

Sun May 22, 2005 10:00 am

Without a picture it's hard to say for sure but I'll go out on a limb and say they are the stripper vats that the paint hangar (the last hangar on the right as you taxi out to 26L) uses. They are placed under the fuselage and wings and to then taken to a unloading area where their contents are removed, treated, and collected as hazardous waste. They are a silvery gray and are on a black stand with caster wheels. Hope this helps.

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RE: Parts Outside Delta TechOps

Sun May 22, 2005 10:41 pm

It was the last hangar. That could be it. It was dark when I saw the parts and it looked like there were a lot of whatever it was stacked on top of eachother.

I just thought that if it was gear doors, there must be A LOT of birds flying without them.

Thanks.
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RE: Parts Outside Delta TechOps

Sun May 29, 2005 9:21 am

Hey FLCowboy were the parts sitting at the northeast corner of the side of the hangar facing you? Basically as you were looking at the hangar were they to the left of the doors? After going by the TOC today on my flight to SLC the stripper vats sitting at the above described location were the only thing that I could see that might have been interpreted as gear doors.

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